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Catholic priest, nun killed in Congo; archdiocese fears organized campaign

December 09, 2009

A Catholic priest and a nun were killed in the Bukavu archdiocese, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in separate incidents that took place within hours on December 6 and 7. Father Daniel Cizimya Nakamaga was killed by assailants who burst into his residence on Sunday night. On Monday evening, Sister Denise Kahambo Murahirwa was killed by armed men in uniform who attacked the monastery of Our Lady of Light in Muresha. The archdiocese, noting that the attacks appeared quite deliberate, expressed fear of an organized campaign against the Catholic Church.


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